Meet Ahmed Sabbour! Microsoft Azure Guru

1-Sabbou r, can you introduce yourself to our readers?

I’m the Azure guy and occasionally I’m also the Apps guy. I guess that embodies Microsoft becoming a Devices + Services company! Officially, I’m a Technical Evangelist for Azure.

2- What do you love the most about technology?

What I love about technology is that it evolves at a rapid pace, forcing us to keep learning otherwise we become obsolete.



3-Can you give us a small introduction to know Microsoft Azure better?

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform and has Infrastructure as a Service & Platform as a Service capabilities as well as various App Services that together enable you to create and run innovative solutions. These solutions can either be all running on the public cloud, or running in a hybrid-cloud model where some are hosted on your own premises.


4-Can you provide us any links that can help introduce us and expand our knowledge with Microsoft Azure?

Azure is a very comprehensive offering. Definitely check out the Azure infographics: they picture how all the different Azure components can work together and provide innovative solutions.


5- What is the newest updates for Azure this year?

The great thing about Azure is that you get updates almost every month! Whenever that happens, Scott Guthrie (now EVP for Server and Tools business) blogs about it on his blog

The newest thing being the new Azure management portal, that can give you insights about how your applications are running at a glance, designed like a Windows 8 app:


6-Away from technology, do you have any other hobbies or passions?

I’m a foodie. I love exploring new restaurants, reviewing and critiquing their food. I also like to cook, and do BBQ. Naturally, I also take photos of my food ;)

7- Any advice to anyone that wants to be an IT guru?

Would you like a fish or a fishing rod? My one advice for anyone is to keep searching, keep reading, keep trying and failing. Eventually it will work and you would have learnt a lot in the process.

8- How can people contact you for any technical inquiries?

Ping me over twitter @sabbour


Thank you so much Sabbour :)